Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. ELEVEN, No. 124, Ed. 1, Monday, July 21, 1902 Page: 1 of 4
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BKOWNSVILLE TEXAS MONDAY 'JULY 21. 1902.
CONSOLIDATED IN JULY 1893 WITH THE DAILY COSMOPOLITAN WHICH WAS PUBLISHED HERE FOR SIXTEEN YEARS
"AMES B "WELLS
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office Second Floor Rio Grande Railroad
tS. H. GOODRICH.
E. K. GOODRICH
E. H. GOODRICH & SON.
Attorneys at Law.
Dealers in Real Estate.
Complete Abstracts of Cameron County
kept in the office.
Office Opposite Miller's Hotel.
Wice Hours From 8 to l2a m'' and
jime numa. from to 5 p. m.
F. W. KIRKHAM
Physician aflU Surgeon
Special attention to the diseases of
the Eye Ear Nose and Throat. Of-
fice in Tilghman Building (up stairs
Thirteenth street. Brownsville Texas.
Dr. l. f laytqn.
Physician and urgeon
Dfilce: Parker Row Corner 12th.
and Washington streets (up
stairs.) Entrance Washington
BKOWNSVILLE : : : :. TEXAS
DO NOT FAIL TO
Do not go through life suffering
because you have been told that your
disease is incurable. I can prove
that nvy knowledge of Physic Science
and Alkloidal Dosimetric Medication
will be a "boon to you. If I cannot
cure you I can at least relieve your
sufferings and make life a little
sweeter to you. My reputation is
based upon my success. I will visit
any part of the county day or night to
attend the sick. Consultation confi-
dential. Calls left at the Botica del
Leon will be promptly answered.
C. C. FORD M. D.
Office: Schodtz Building Cor. Wash-
ington and 11th. streets.
Jellies and Jams.
Oatmeal and Rice.
fjutmegs and Spice.
MACerel and Macaroni
good oods for the money.
Onions if you please.
Yermiaeili Cauued Fruit.
Everything that's nice.
Never Fails to Suit.
'Save Money by buying at
OH ELIZABETH STREET
DISTRICT AND COUNTY OFFICERS.
Congressman llth. detect. ..KJiieberg
..D. McNiel Turnei
Representatives ( F W Seabury
85th. district I Wm. J.Russell
County Judge Thomas Carson
County Attorney E.K .Goodrich
County Clerk Joseph Webb
Sheriff Celedonio Garza
Treasurer Aug. Celaya
Assessor Ezequiel Cavazos
Collector Damaso Lerma
Surveyor MHanson jr.
Side Inspector Tomas Tijerina
Precinct No. 1 Atenojenes Oribe
Precinct No. 2 Jose Celaya
Precinct No. 3 E. B. Raymond
Precinct No. 4 F. S. Champion
Justice Peace Precinct No. 2
Constable Genaro Padron
County court meets for civil criminal
and probate business on the first Mon-
days in March June September aud De
alayor Thomas Carson
Chief of Police L. H. Bates
Treasurer Geo. M. Putegnat
Secretary Frank Champion
Sarveyor S. W Brooks
Assessor and- Collector S Val dez
U. S. DISTRICT COURT.
'Che following are the officers of and
the times and places of holding court for
the Western District of Texas:
TJ S. District Judge T. S. Maxey
Attorney Henry Terrell
Cleik D. H. Hart
Marshal Geo. L. Siebrecht
Court convenes in San Antonio on the
first Mondays in May and November
In Austin on the first Mondays in Feb-
ruary and July.
Tu Brownsville on the first Monday in
January and second Monday in June.
In El Paso on the first Mondays in
April and October.
Cameron County : First Monday in
February and First Monday in Sep-
tember and May continue in session
Hidalgo County: Fourth Monday af-
ter the First Monday in February and
September and may continue in session
Starr County: Sixth Monday after
the First Monday in February and Sep
OCUULUJ. till tli oioum-i-. .....
tember and may continue in session
two weeks. ..
Duval County: Eighth jMou day after
the First Monday in February and Sep-
tember and may continue in session two
Nueces County: Tenth Monday after
the First Monday in February and may
continue in session eight weeks and
Tenth Monday after First Monday in
September and may continue in session
U. S. CUSTOM HOUSE.
C. H. Maris Collector
A.. Thornhani Special Deputy
A. A. Browne Chief Clerk
R. B. Rentfro Jr Entry Clerk
Postmaster : . . . J. B. Sharpe
Chief Clerk H. G. Krause
Registry Clek E. S. Dougherty
Miguel Barragan Consu
P. Merrill Griffith Consul
J. A. OTTMAKN.
Is at present in Brownsville and
is leady to fill any order for brick
work plastering or setting stones.
Has lime for sale.
Residence Cor. St. Charlesd an
12th. Sts. Work Guarantee.
m Meals the Choicest
-1. J -U O UUKtliUCU
On the market
A Three Story Brick
40 Nicely Furnished Rooms.
On Principal Business Street.
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GUSHER STILL BURNING.
j Gr0W(js of peopie Visit Flaming
Oil W.pJl at Jennings La.
Jennings La. July 17. The
situation here remains practically
unchanged. No further effort will
be made to check the flames at the
burning well until twenty boilers
are connected so as to turn on an
immense quantity of steam. A
large supply of salammoniac has
been ordered and will be used on
the fire in connection with the
steam when the test is made.
Thousands of people go out daily
to witness the burning of the Jen-
nings No. 2 in the Acadia oil field.
The sight is unparalleled. Words
cannot describe the spectacle it
Reports that all the other gush-
ers would be destroyed are not
true. They have been covered with
dirt so as to protect them against
the flames should n high wind
come up or should the pipe i.n No.
2 burn off.
Ten thousaud dollars was offer-
ed for anyone who would ex-
tinguish the flames and get control
of the gusher.
Smoke can be seen from a dis-
tance of twenty miles and by night
the sky is brilliantly illuminated
for a much greater distance.
Many excursions arrive daily
bringing sightseers. The roar made
by the burning oil can be heard for
over a mile. Livery teams are at a
premium. Parties are going out in
all conceivable conveyances.
Mr. Johnson's Ghost.
The manager of the fouudry look-
ed across the alley at the storage
warehouse. It reminded him of a
prison with its dull gray walls
pierced with small infrequent win-
dows. It was possessed of the
grim silence of a prison too the
manager thought as he stood at
his office window.
Almost before this thought had
formed in h:s mind he heard music.
He looked down into the alley but
no hurdy-gurdy or street piano was
there. He could hear the ringing
blows and ordinary clatter of the
foundry below and behind but this
music was such as is never heard
iu foundries. Gradually his ear
caught more of the sound above
the ordinary noise of the neighbor-
hood aud he knew that it was
Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata.
It carried him away to a lake
where the moou made a silver path
across the water. He heard tbe
lap lap of the little waves on the
shore aud the felt the cool night
wind on his cheek.
Suddenly the music ceased.
The manager rubbed his eyes.
"Been asleep standing up." he
thought as he went back to his
desk aud read the complaint of the
man in Ottumwa Iowa whose
furnace castings had been delayed.
The next afternoon when the
manager entered his office after
lunch he again heard the mvste-
rious music. He wpnr t-n-thu .;n
?ldaw. Somebodv urns nlnvimr' o
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ijjChopm nocturne. The manager
to Families. ; jw thfe time that he was not as-
iis;letP aD( he tried to discover
whence the music came. It didn't
coefrom the alley- n couldn't
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not bHieve iu the supernatural
origin of piano music so it must
come from the storage warehouse.
The manager was proud if his
reasoning powers after he had made
this dednctive conclusion and he
resolved to step over to the ware-
house very soou and find out more
about the music.
During the next week he was too
busy to investigate the music but
every day it filtered through the
grim walls of the warehouse lie
noticed that he .only heard it so;i
after lunch and it always ceased
promptly at 2 o'clock whether i he
muHcian was in the middle of a
concerto or had finished a barcar-
olle in era.-hnig chords. The mus-
ician at least. kept regular hours.
On Friday the manager of :he
foundry huriied through his lnuch
and walked around to the office of
.the storage warehouse lie had
known Johu.-oi' ihe proprietor for
many years audas -sixin as he had
Shaken hi.- loud he proceeded to
his buHios.-. "I just -dropped in
to ask you who plas t he piano so
much over here."-'
"Nobody plays any pianos
around here" Johnson answered.
"Oh yes they do" the manager
returned. "Somebody plays every
day near 2 o'clock. Plays classical
music too and migJity well."
"It can't be anybmv" Johnson
said "but if you warn to walk
upstairs into the warAior.se and
lay your ghost you are welcome.
I'll go along to protect you."
The manager laughed. "I know
it's improbable but it's a fact."
The two men ascended the stairs
to l he second floor. It was a great
dark cavern of a place filled with
the goods and chattels of hundreds
of families. All sorts of things lay
iu jumbled masses in the dim light.
There were pianos but they were
silent with the covers drawn over
the grinning teeth of the keoards.
"Want to go up to tJPe other
floor?" Johnson asked "Your
ghost is not here
Like the first th second loft
was a pluee vhere ghosts might
well have met. The men threaded
their way toward the narrow win-
dows at the back. Suddenly they
both stood stone still. The gay
beat of a Slovouian dance came to
them from behind a mountain of
The manager looked at Johnson
triumphantly and made a gesture
for silence. They crept toward the
music. They rounded a promono-
tory of goods and the mystery was
A pale slip of a girl sat before a
piano which had been drawn close
to one of the narrow windows. Her
long fingers hovered like-white
doves over the keyboard and the
lilting dance music echoed in the
"George! It's my typewriter!"
The girl sprang up and looked
about with wide frightened eyes.
"I'm so sorry" she panted "but
I haven't got a piano any more.
And one day I found this piano
wasn't locked and I couldn't resist
coming up here after lunch I'm
sure 1 haven't hurt it and "
Johnson laughed and assured
her that she had done no harm.
He introduced the manager of the
foundry to her aod explained how
her music had been heard across
"And now" he said in his middle-aged
way. you've laid your
ghost and spoiled your romance."
But the manager was young and
as he looked at the girl be believed
that the romance had but jnst
begun. . .
PACES WATER FAMINE.
Denver Supply Running Short and
Extreme Measures Are
Denver Colo. July 17. Scarc-
ity of water in the Platte river and
the extravagant use of a dimin-
ished supply have brought Denver
f:ee to face with a water famine.
The city officials believe that only
rigorous measures will prevent
resultant epidemics. The daily
consumption iu now 55000000
gallons and the water company
says it must be reduced to 35000-
000 gallons if the present supply
is to last until precipitation uext
full can be reasonably expected to
replenish it. Cutting off water for
manufacturing and irrigation pur-
poses is contemplated.
CHICAGO SWEPT BY GALE.
Peavy Damage Done by Terrific
Storm of Wind and Rain.
Chicago 111. Jnly 17. Daraage
estimated at thousands of dollars
was wrought to property in various
parts of Chicago tonight by the
terrific wind aud electric storm
which swept in from the Southwest
and out over the lake. Several
persons were injured daring the
progress of the storm. Store
fronts were blown in elevators
unroofed chimneys sign boards
and trolley wires tumbled down
dowu-towu busiuess houses flooded
by the downpour of rain aud along
the harbor front a score of small
bath houses aud outbuildings were
torn loose aud sent bounding out
toward the Government piers.
Sixty-eight miles an hour was
the velocity attained by the wind.
The highest record heretofore ga-
ined by the wind so far as recalled
at the weather office was at the
time of the Galveston storm and
then the velocity there was bat
four miles an hour greater than
WILL CLEAR MANILA'S
Manila Jnly 17. The municipal
health board has decided to remove
40000 natives from the slums to
suburban camps in an effort to
check the spread of cholera here.
The object is to clean and disinfect
the disease centers.. The camps
will be sanitarily conducted. The
municipality rents the ground
builds the camps and feeds the in-
Count von Zeppelin who has
the distinction of having built the
largest of all airships has been
financially rained by his aeronau-
tical experiments. Unable to ob-
tain means for carrying out his
new projects he is now breaking
up the old framework of his air
ships in order to sell the alnminnm
of which they are composed. Zep
pelin is 67 years of age. He was a
military attache of the German
embassy in the United States dur
ing the civil war and made several
bailoon ascensions from battlefields
of the South in 1863. He was the
leader of the famous cavalry raid
in Prance in 1870 which marked
the commencement of hostilities
of the great Franeo-Prnssian war.
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